the colonist

the colonist

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  • hello, my name is Rebecca Carpenter and i'am the narrator. I will tell u a little bit of the stamp act. 
  • passed by the parliament in 1765, the Stamp Act provoked a greater storm of protest.
  • unlike previous laws the stamp act did nothing to further Britain's mercantilist aims.  
  • the stamp act required that all printed materials have a special government stamp.
  • items subject to the law included newspaper, playing cards and etc.
  • so for example, a person buying or selling a piece of land would also pay a British official to stamp the sales document.
  • colonist could only pay officials for the stamp with gold or silver- both which are rare in the colonies.
  • to the colonist, the stamp act was a shocking example of taxation without representation. Philadelphia merchant john reynell said"  the point in dispute is a very important one, if the americans  are to be taxed by the parliament where they are not nor can be respresented, they are no longer Englishman but slaves.  
  • so that is part of what happened for for the stamp act. this is the end of my story. thanks for listening.
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